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Farm Hospitality Work

May-August Full-Time Work Opportunity

 

Objective:

  • To offer college students a hands-on work opportunity to learn about guest services, hospitality, and sustainable agriculture on a modern farm.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Harvest supervisor for strawberry and blueberry crops
  • Harvest-Your-Own operations (cashier, field supervision, parking, customer service)
  • Agricultural duties (weeding, harvesting)
  • Farm Greeter & Educator
  • Other farm maintenance tasks, such as: cleaning, painting, produce box folding, farm kitchen duties (post-harvest handling and fruit preservation)

Qualifications:

  • Team player, positive attitude, outgoing personality
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good physical health: comfortable standing for 8 hours, able to lift 50 lbs, and to perform demanding work at a fast farm pace
  • Able to work in all weather conditions (including extreme heat and rain)
  • Sincere interest in learning about sustainable agriculture

Time Commitments:

  • Full-time summer commitment from May 24 to August 7
  • Must work weekend and some evening hours, including holidays (such as Memorial Day and July 4th)
  • Strawberry season (June) - 6-day work weeks, with Sunday afternoons and one weekday off
  • Blueberry season (July/August) - 5 day work weeks, with Sunday afternoons and two weekdays off
  • Work days can start as early as 7:30am and can finish as late as 7:30pm (varies with the season); typical shift is 7-8 hours

Educational Experiences:

  • Strawberry Season and Farm orientation before start of harvest season
  • Blueberry Season and Summer Agricultural Work training in July
  • On-the-job instruction on agricultural techniques and direct marketing/customer service

Compensation Notes:

  • Pay is at an hourly rate and payroll is on a bi-weekly basis
  • Compensation relates to amount of work and dedication to the completion of summer farm work
  • Successful returning staff will have experienced job status and can be compensated as such
  • We have successfully worked with students to receive internship credits, if interested/applicable
  • Housing/Transportation is not provided

 

The Application Period has ended for our Full-Time Summer 2022 Positions.

 
Thank you for your interest in working at Jones Family Farms.

Be good to the land and the land will be good to you.

Philip James JONES, FARM FOUNDER, 1821-1912